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As a long -time fan of Monty Python, I thought it would be fun to start a discussion of their TV show and movies. I know of members who are Python fans so far (including myself). Are there any more out there?

 

My fave movie is 'The Life of Brian" (DUH), fave song, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (DUH again), fave sketch, (besides the dead parrot), "The Cheese Shop".

 

What are some of your favorite Monty Python bits, sketches, songs, movies, etc.?

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I think my favourite movie is probably "Search for the Holy Grail". The coconut clapping for horses alone is priceless.

 

I love "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" too but my favourite song is definitely "The Lumberjack Song" although "I Like Traffic Lights" sometimes invades my brain at the weirdest times.

 

I'm not sure I could pick just one sketch - I LOVE the Spanish Inquisition episode. That is sooooo funny. Sketches I love include the dead parrot, Department of Funny Walks, Spam, the one with the bad translation dictionary and soooo many others. (sorry I don't know the names of all of the sketches)

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The Holy Grail is defenitely the best movie!

"Camelot!"

"Camelot!"

"Camelot!"

"It's just a model."

"Sssh!"

 

"I fart in your general direction, you silly king!"

 

I love the Lumberjack Song and Brave Sir Robin.

"Brave Sor Robin ran away! He bravely ran away, away!" :lol:

 

And I love the Spanish Inquisition sketch too.

"Well I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition."

"NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!!"

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I too am a big Monty Python fan. I have the Search for the Holy Grail on DVD..What a great movie..I like the skit with the rabbit and the fight with the black knight..Oh and the knights who say NEEE..! Funny Stuff..I also liked the Life of Brian movie and lots of the skits on their TV show..What was that skit on TV..nudge, nudge, wink, wink..say no more.. :lol:

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Monty Python is great! The Careers Guidance Counselor sketch is a classic. An accountant has had enough of being and accountant, and decides that he wants to be, “a lion tamer!” But the only preparation he has for this new career is the purchasing of a hat that says “Lion Tamer” on it.

 

Counselor talking to the accountant: “Look when I ring (the zoo manager), his first question about you is not going to be, 'well does he have his own lion taming hat?'"

 

 

I also love The Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Meaning of Life. The scene in Life of Brian where Stan announces that he wants to have babies is great, “We shall fight the oppressors for your right to have babies, brother!” The opening scene of this movie is great too, initially Brian’s Mum is not at all impressed with ‘three wise men’ turning up uninvited. But once she realises that they’ve brought presents, well then the ‘wise men’ are quite welcome.

 

In the Holy Grail, the scene in which Arthur where is trying to convince the peasants that he is their king, is brilliant. Denis the peasant is way to smart and logical for Arthur, “Look mate, you can’t expect to wield supreme executive power, just coz some watery tart threw a sword at you!”

 

The Spanish Inquisition: “Our chief weapons are: Fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope!”

 

There are just so many great scenes from the movies and TV episodes!

Some of my favourites are:

The Spanish Inquisition

The Cheese Shop

Doug and Dinsdale

The Vercotti Brothers

Argument Clinic

Flying Lessons

Spam

Fish License

Abattoir

Be a Great Actor

Two Sheds

 

 

Then there’s all those great animations! Such as “The Dancing Teeth” and “How to Give Up Being a Mason”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS: “He has a wife you know…”

- Life of Brian

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Monty Python write such fantastic songs too! One of their many great songs is, “The Decomposing Composers”:

 

“Beethoven’s gone, but his music lives on, and

Mozart don’t go shopping no more,

You’ll never meet Liszt or Brahms again

And Elgar doesn’t answer the door

Schubert and Chopin used to chuckle and laugh,

Whilst composing a long symphony,

But one hundred and fifty years later,

There’s very little of them left to see.

They’re decomposing composers

There’s nothing much anyone can do,

You can still hear Beethoven,

But Beethoven cannot hear you.”

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Love Monty Python, My favorite film is Holy Grail

 

"I shake my private parts in your general Direction"

"Your mothers a hamster and your father smells of elderberries!"

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This is another one of my favourite sketches:

(I got this script from http://www.intriguing.com/mp/_scripts/cat.txt)

 

 

 

Title: BURYING THE CAT

 

(From: Monty Python's Flying Circus

 

Transcribed By: Jonathan Partington)

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Conclusion (Chapman): Hullo, Mrs. Premise.

 

Mrs. Premise (Cleese): Hullo, Mrs. Conclusion.

 

Mrs. Conclusion: Busy Day?

 

Mrs. Premise: Busy? I just spent four hours burying the cat.

 

Mrs. Conclusion: Four hours to bury a cat?

 

Mrs. Premise: Yes - it wouldn't keep still.

 

Mrs. Conclusion: Oh - it wasn't dead, then?

 

Mrs. Premise: No, no - but it's not at all well, so as we were going to be on the

safe side.

 

Mrs. Conclusion: Quite right - you don't want to come back from Sorrento to a dead cat. It'd be so anticlimactic. Yes, kill it now, that's what I say. We're going to have to have our budgie put down!

 

Mrs. Premise: Really - is it very old?

 

Mrs. Conclusion: No, we just don't like it. We're going to take it to the vet

tomorrow.

 

Mrs. Premise: Tell me, how do they put budgies down, then?

 

Mrs. Conclusion: Well, it's funny you should ask that, because I've just been

reading a great big book about how to put your budgie down, and apparently you can either hit them with the book, or you can shoot them just there, just above the beak.

 

Mrs. Premise: Just there? Well, well, well. 'Course, Mrs Essence flushed hers

down the loo.

 

Mrs. Conclusion: No, you shouldn't do that - no, that's dangerous. They breed in

the sewers!

 

 

 

Such a great sketch! I love the fact that they buried the cat, "just to be on the safe side"!

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As a long -time fan of Monty Python, I thought it would be fun to start a discussion of their TV show and movies. I know of members who are Python fans so far (including myself). Are there any more out there?

 

My fave movie is 'The Life of Brian" (DUH), fave song, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (DUH again), fave sketch, (besides the dead parrot), "The Cheese Shop".

 

What are some of your favorite Monty Python bits, sketches, songs, movies, etc.?

Hey, Life of Brian has to be the funniest movie I ever saw. When "Allways Look on the Bright Side of Life" started, I could not believe it. It was a blast. That is my favorite movie for Christmas or Easter. :thumbs:

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I have liked Monty Python for quite some time.

 

Favorite Movie:"The Holy Grail"

Favorite Songs:"The Galaxy Song" and "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life"

hmmm, sketches...hard to pick..."Ministry of Funny Walks", "Philosophers Football", "Spam Song & sketch"("But I dont like Spam" :huh: )

 

Also the cartoon's in the movies.. like the sun jumping up and down in the one section of Holy Grail, or the beast of Argggghhhh...very funny

Monty Python is just awesome!

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Personally I always considered The Life of Brian to be overrated, I much prefer the Holy Grail. And my favourite sketch from the series is the one with Dennis Moore the highwayman.

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This is one of the many great scenes from Life of Brian:

 

 

Brian's Mum (addressing the crowd of followers assembled outside the Cohen residence who are waiting to see Brian):

 

“THERE’S NO MESSIAH IN HERE!

THERE’S A MESS ALRIGHT, BUT NO MESSIAH!”

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For any Perth (Western Australia) based Python fans:

 

There are going to be public screenings of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” at King’s Park during summer.

 

The Life of Brian is screening on the 22nd of December.

The Holy Grail will be shown on the 10th of December and on the 24th of February.

 

More info is available from http://www.sunsetevents.com.au

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I love Python

Fave Movie is Holy Grail

Fave scetch is Self defence(aganst frute)

Fave song is Eric the half a bee

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It’s back! The Life of Brian is being re-released in cinemas around the world during April 2004! There’s more info at:

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1072948.htm

 

I can’t wait to see this great movie in a cinema!

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OMG

 

We are the KNIGHTS THAT SAY Ni: and We need Shrubary(i love love love Holy Grail)

 

I love the Lumberjack song and the Parrot scetch

 

Monty Python rules

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My favorite movie is... "The Meaning Of Life" and my favorite MP song in a movie is the song played at the end of the "Meaning Of Life" movie.

 

 

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving

And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour,

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned,

A sun that is the source of all our power.

The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see

Are moving at a million miles a day

In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour,

Of the galaxy we call the 'Milky Way'.

 

Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars.

It's a hundred thousand light years side to side.

It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thick,

But out by us, it's just three thousand light years wide.

We're thirty thousand light years from galactic central point.

We go 'round every two hundred million years,

And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions

In this amazing and expanding universe.

 

The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding

In all of the directions it can whizz

As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,

Twelve million miles a minute, and that's the fastest speed there is.

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,

How amazingly unlikely is your birth,

And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,

'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.

 

Okay, okay... mabye that is not my favorite song...

 

*And Now For Something Completely Different....*

 

:thumbs:

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